Memphis, Tennessee August 26 - 28, 2016

Announcing the Winners

After much deliberation, our distinguished panel of judges has selected this year’s winning films. Congratulations to all of the filmmakers and teams who participated. We are proud to announce our winners.

Kudos to Cool Hand Films for winning Best Film of 2016. Their film will go on to represent Memphis against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2017.


Rank Place 0: Best Film of 2016

by Cool Hand Films

1st Place: Best Film of 2016

The Last Gig by Terror Comedy

2nd Place: Best Film of 2016

Tangled Up In Blues by THINKshark Productions

Required Elements

  • Character: Tony or Tanya Dindle, Blues Musician
  • Prop: a suitcase
  • Line: "Why didn't I think of that?" (or "Why did not I think of that?")

Audience Favorite: Group A

RTA by Reel You In Productions

Best Writing

The Last Gig by Terror Comedy

Best Editing

RTA by Reel You In Productions

Best Directing

Office Blues by More Than 4 Productions

Best Cinematography

Office Blues by More Than 4 Productions

Best Sound Design

Office Blues by More Than 4 Productions

Best Acting

The Last Gig by Terror Comedy

Best Use of Character

The Last Gig by Terror Comedy

Best Use of Prop

Tangled Up In Blues by THINKshark Productions

Best Use of Line

Last Call by South Side Cinema Club

2016 Film List

  • Brass by Butcher Boys

    A man's descent into addiction and his reconciliation.

  • Last Call by South Side Cinema Club

    Alice goes to her neighborhood bar and has a strange time.

  • Mistaken For Salt by Snoozer Productions

    A detective and her partner doubling as a blues musician investigate a teenage murder case.

  • Office Blues by More Than 4 Productions

    Don't let the blues get you down

  • RTA by Reel You In Productions

    A unusual support group for people who suffer from unexplained random teleportation.

  • Tangled Up In Blues by THINKshark Productions

    A woman finds an enchanted harmonica and summons a feisty genie.

  • The Last Gig by Terror Comedy
  • Turnt by 1PULSE

    During a vampiric apocalypse, a family struggles with sacrificing their virgin daughter.

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